At Gitex Technology in Dubai, Harting and its partners will present systems for E-mobility. These include Kuka's automatic charging assistant. The charging assistant from the Augsburg automation specialist guides a charging plug sensor-guided into the vehicle socket and automatically ends the charging process. The portfolio also includes an intuitive, networked charging station.
With its presence at the trade fair in Dubai, the German family-owned company aims to open up a new market. In the United Arab Emirates and in the other Gulf states, the topic of renewable energies will increasingly come to the fore in the future. In the long term, these countries will have to get rid of their dependence on oil. »Harting has suitable solutions for electromobility in its portfolio and wants to use this opportunity to win customers from the region«, explains Dominik Nimmesgern, General Manager of Harting Middle East. Initial contacts have apparently already been made. The German manufacturer will be appearing at the trade fair together with the state-owned telecommunications company Etisalat.
New Markets, new Chairman
The extent to which the United Arab Emirates will be opened up as a market for electromobility must now be seen. This is also because at Harting the identification of new markets overlaps with the search for a new Chairman. After Uwe Gräff was appointed to the Management Board of the Technology Group at the beginning of 2019, he left the company by mutual agreement at the end of September. A new appointment is currently being discussed.